Cowart's Common Room

I had a lazy morning then off to work in the afternoon, before I cooked the evening meal I was searching on the internet for some snowy pictures of where I live of olden days, came across a news/weather website which had it's own Community/Forum Page, and guess what..... there only happened to be a lady who lives five minutes from me in same village who is a member of the site, cerikey.! She is Arty, loves Writing, and keeps Hens apparantly, the site is from people all over the world.

I am off to make a cuppa, no choc left......... so it will have to be coconut and cherry cookies tonight.Smile

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 27th Nov 2008 - 12:49AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 11

Frances's Avatar Hello Camilla,

I do love that fireside picture. It sends a warm, inviting message, perfect for the overnight visitor to this site.

I also love your coincidental discovery of someone not so far away from you.

What does not please me at all this evening is the news from Mombai. I first saw news reports of this action about 2 this afternoon, yet it was a while before I saw much about it on the web. (Usually, it is the other way round.)

Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving Day holiday, and my neighborhood tradtionally is the starting point for the annual parade staged by our big Macy's department store. The parade prep takes place the Wednesday night before (that's tonight!) on Central Park West, the street that forms the western boundary of ... Central Park.

In the old days, it was quite fun for folks to walk over to these blocks of CPW, near the Museum of Natural History, to see the awe on children's faces as giant balloons, representing various cartoon characters (Snoopy, Underdog, etc.) filled with helium. You could just start to guess which character the limp balloon might turn out to be, with just a bit of gas inside it. An ear might be all that it took to reveal the id.

Well, all that gentle, if crowded, neighborhood stuff went by the wayside after 9/11. The entire parade staging area of our neighborhood gets totally cut off mid afternoon on the day before (Today.) If you, and your little ones, would like to see Tweetybird inflate, you must queue up behind barracades, and inch yourselves forward, bit by metric bit to pass by the inflation zone.

So, can you imagine how that already security increased experience was changed this afternoon. Copters overhead, and even more police in attendance. Tonight I learn that there might be even some sort of possible threat against our public transport for the next month.

All the same, I give thanks for so many blessings, good health, good friends (like my wonderful owl pal,) continued opportunities to test my enthusiasm and optomism, and so much more.

Hoping you are still awake for all of this, Camilla! xo

Posted by: Frances on 27th Nov 2008 at 01:09AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances,

Thank you.

Oh I have not caught up with all the news Frances, knew not about Mombai, I just heard today though that Woolworths and MFI Stores have gone into liquidation, so many people will sadly be without a job and Christmas coming too, the financial crisis has really hit hard more than it ever has.

I remember when I was a small child going into Woolworth's in London and choosing out a teddy, it was also when I was just 16 and purchased my first bottle of scent..... evening in paris in a tiny purple bottle.

I can understand that security needs to be stepped up more now since 9/11 Frances, one never knows what may happen, and my son in London I sometimes worry.

I like the idea of that Tweetybird inflate, no doubt Tom and Jerry will be flying up there too.

I sympathise Frances on the possible threat of public transport, do you mean going on strike? I know that you need to use the transport Frances to get to work.

I shall give thanks too Frances this Sunday at church for ours, and for having good fortune of being able to have a wonderful friend/s like you Frances, my super owl pal.Smile


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Nov 2008 at 01:44AM

Frances's Avatar Hello back to you Camilla,

Sorry, but the public transport threat is more in the nature of a bomb, etc. Still, we need to go to work, and are thankful to have our jobs.

What a sweetie you are, and a dear friend Camilla. It is fun to stay up with you, although you are the real owl.


Posted by: Frances on 27th Nov 2008 at 02:02AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances,

A bomb.! oh my goodness. A very worrying thought indeed, I told my son when he was not cycling to work(he's a keep fit fanatic) careful of the transport because of maybe threat, his answer.......... quote, I can't stop doing things just because.....

Ah, thanks Frances.... you are just as sweet and what would I do without my deputy owl friend at night/morning, wonderful to be able to chat with you.

Daisy is eying up the cookies.Smile


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Posted by: Camilla on 27th Nov 2008 at 02:39AM

Frances's Avatar Thank you Camilla,

Now, off to that land of nod! Pleasant, peaceful dreams.
And I will see you tomorrow. If I get up early enough tomorrow, and the weather is not sooo cold, I will go to the parade, and take my camera.


Posted by: Frances on 27th Nov 2008 at 02:42AM

Camilla's Avatar I am off to land of nod now Frances, Thursday already beckons me. As soon as my head touches that pillow thoughts will whirl round in my head until I hopefully have some sweet dreams.

Enjoy your free day Frances, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, lovely to see some pictures.

Night Night, and sweet dreams Frances. See you tomorrow.

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Posted by: Camilla on 27th Nov 2008 at 03:05AM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar I love that fire guard - am currently looking round for a nice ornate one.

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 27th Nov 2008 at 10:06AM

Camilla's Avatar Good Morning Crystal,

I will PM you, there are some lovely ones just like this one here I have posted.


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Nov 2008 at 12:17PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you 'Owls'.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 27th Nov 2008 at 06:45PM

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